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Hello Beer Lover!

If you are a retailer, be forewarned: Trooper is coming. 

It's not business as usual for us with this beer. Iron Maiden fans are very engaged and eager to try the beer that lead singer Bruce Dickinson crafted with Robinsons brewery of Stockport, England. Call your Robinsons distributor (listed below) to make sure you get in on this!

All the best,
Lanny

 

25,000 Facebook "Likes" In 24 Hours! Don't Run To The Hills! Trooper Is Coming. . .  Trooper Logo
You may have heard about the newest beer from Robinsons Brewing of Stockport, England. They've teamed up with legendary metal band Iron Maiden to create this new ale, and lead singer Bruce Dickinson was instrumental in recipe development and marketing approach.
 
Last month Bruce gave a tour of the newly renovated Unicorn Brewery and it was obvious that he has a great understanding and love of British beer. He's geeked to be involved!
 
We expect the beer to be available in the US by the end of July. Quantities, at first, will be quite limited. The distributors below are going to be getting beer on the first wave, please contact them for more information.
 
The brewery reports that initial sales of Trooper have been well ahead of their target and that repeat sales are strong. If you are a retailer in one of these states, you would be well served to stock up when it comes in!
 
We have never handled a beer that had more advance enthusiasm. And it's coming from a new quarter: people that are not necessarily fans of good beer. Iron Maiden fans love the band so much they can't wait to get their hands on it. Be prepared, Retailer and Distributor, Iron Maiden fans are not to be trifled with!
 
Trooper merchandise shop is live HERE.
 

California

Chrissa 650.877.8460, Craft Guild 858.547.9081, El Dorado 562.498.2337, Morris 707.769.7294 and Saccani 

916.441.0213

Connecticut Drinx Unlimited 800.861.7632, Hartford 860.643.2337

Florida Microman 727-736-2700

Georgia General Wholesale 404-351-3626

Illinois Windy City Distribution 630.836.9503

Indiana Cavalier 317-358-1970

Kansas Worldwide 913.859.9925

Kentucky Beer House 859.431.6618

Louisiana International Wine 504-736-9577

Maine Wicked Wines 207.942.2300

Massachusetts

Atlantic 508-665-4272, Craft 617.410.3900,
L. Knife 781.585.2364, Seaboard 978.777.1410

MichiganRave Associates 734.761.7702

Minnesota JJ Taylor 651.482.1133

New Jersey Hunterdon 908.454.7445

New Mexico Favorite 505.883.9248

New York SKI Beer 718.821.7200

North Carolina Freedom 336.316.1260

Ohio Cavalier 513.247.9222

Oklahoma Paragon Brands 405.208.8983

Pennsylvania Shangy's 610.967.1701

Rhode Island Craft 401.732.2337

South Carolina Aleph Wines 803.783.1332
Texas

Favorite, L&F 972.943.0263, GLI 210.226.4376, Keg 1 512.441.0988

Vermont G. Housen 802.257.1151

Virgina M. Price 757.722.1911
Wisconsin Beechwood 262.717.2831 
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La Trappe Witte 

A slight variation on the classic Belgian style, La Trape Witte is an unfiltered wheat beer brewed for summertime enjoyment. A beautifully delicate, dry and drinkable beer ideal for warm months. Your customers will have more than one of these! The only Trappist Witte available. 20L Key Keg, 5.5% ABV.


 

     

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St. Feuillien La Blanche

Consider this beer as a mix of the outstanding St. Feuillien Tripel and the soft, wheaty Grisette Blanche. It's slightly stronger than many wheat beer at 6.3% and sports a full body and long finish with summer fruit, a bit of mint and a delicate bitterness. Truly unique.

 

 

 

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Coloring Outside The Lines

 

So. . . this Trooper thing.

Yeah, I know what you might be thinking. It's just a gimmick. It's a cynical way to cash in for the band, the brewery and Artisanal. The beer is probably cruddy.

Let me set you straight, friends. It's no gimmick. I've spoken with Bruce Dickinson. I've looked him in the eye and seen a man who is not only sincere and serious about making his ideal beer, but a man who is also very, very excited to expose people to British beer. 

And that's really where we come down on this thing. Trooper is not a beer for the hardcore beer tourist. It's a beer for everyone else. It's easy to drink, yes. But what's so bad about that, if it brings more people into fold? It's a very well executed quality beer by one of the most respected brewers in all of the UK. They happen to specialize in session beers, which are on the rise in the US. 

If it seems on first glance that Trooper makes no sense in our portfolio, I would ask that you reconsider. We want more people to drink quality beers instead of selling to the same group all the time. We think that Trooper is a fun, quality beer that will appeal to an untapped group of drinkers and might make them ask "what else is out there??"

So, friends, we salute Trooper and all of the Iron Maiden fans out there. Welcome to craft beer!

Sincerely,

 

Lanny Hoff

Artisanal Imports, Inc.

June 26, 2013

 

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Hot Sünner Nights 2013

The following bars and restaurants are hosting special nights or recurring celebrations of Cologne beer and beer culture. It's hot, the beer is Sünner and we want you to drink it all night.


Come enjoy a Sünner in it's authentic glass. Cold, clear and extremely refreshing. But not insipid. This is great beer for great times.

 

If you have a bar or restaurant that would be interested in participating in Hot Sünner Nights or another of our Signature Events, email me! 

 

 

CA

Alhambra

38 Degrees Ale House & Grill

CA

Auburn

Little Belgium Deli and Beer Bar

CA

Azusa

Congregation Ale House - Azusa

CA

El Segundo

Rock & Brews

CA

Long Beach 

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

CA

Long Beach 

Congregation Ale House - Long Beach

CA

Los Angeles

Bru Haus

CA

Manhattan Beach

Simmzy's - Manhattan Beach

CA

Pasadena

Congregation Ale House - Pasadena

CA

Pasadena

King's Row Gastropub

CA

Redondo Beach

Select Beer Store

CA

Sacramento

The Shack

CA

San Diego

California Kebab

CA

San Diego

Fathom Bistro Bait & Tackle

CA

Winnetka

Crazy Harry's Bar

CO

Denver

Cheeky Monk Denver

CO

Westminster

Cheeky Monk Westminster

FL

Orlando

Oblivion Taproom

FL

Orlando

Red Light Red Light

FL

Sanford

Buster's Bistro

IL

Chicago

Bangers and Lace

IL

Chicago

Bar on Buena

IL

Chicago

Beer Bistro

IL

Chicago

Fountainhead

IL

Chicago

Small Bar Division

IL

Chicago

Tuman's

IL

La Grange 

Wild Monk

IL

Mokena

Tribes Ale House

IL

Tinley Park

Tribes Ale House

IL

 

Prost

IL 

Chicago

Beer Bistro North

KY

Bowling Green 

Lost River Pizza

KY

Bowling Green 

Mellow Mushroom

KY

Bowling Green 

Wino's Depot

KY

Louisville

Holy Grale

KY

Owensboro

Gambrinus Libation Emporium

MA

Belmont

Craft Beer Cellar

MA

Boston

Jacob Wirth

MN

St. Louis Park

Mccoys

MN

Minneapolis

Black Bird

MN

Minneapolis

Black Forest Inn

MN

Minneapolis

Bulldog Downtown

MN

Minneapolis

Devil's Advocate

MN

Minneapolis

New Bohemia

MN

Minneapolis

Pig and Fiddle

MN

Minneapolis

Tilia

MN

S. Minneapolis

Republic 7 Corners

MN

St. Paul

Bulldog Lowertown

NM

Albuquerque

Desert Fish

NM

Albuquerque

SISTER

NV

Henderson

Khourys

NY

Brooklyn

Radegast

NY

Nanuet

Growler and Gill

NY

NYC

Taproom No. 307

NY

NYC

Cooper's Craft and Kitchen

NY

NYC

Die Koelner Bierhalle

OH

Beavercreek

Kings Table

OH

Boardman

Vintage Estate Wine and Beer

OH

Cleveland

Cowell & Hubbard

OH

Cleveland

Wonder Bar

OH

Cleveland Heights

The Fairmount

OH

Columbus

Yellow Brick Pizza

OH

Lima

Vino Bellisimo

OH

Toledo

The Attic on Adams

OH

Youngstown

Magic Tree Pub and Eatery

OR

Portland

Bazi Bierbrasserie

PA

Chalfont

Blue Dog Tavern

PA

Easton

Black and Blue

PA

Emmaus

The Trapp Door Gastropub

PA

Horsham

Iron Abbey Gastropub

PA

Jeffersonville

Chap's Taproom

PA

Lansdale

Blue Dog Pub

PA

Philadelphia

Bierstube

PA

Philadelphia

City Tap House

PA

Philadelphia

Devil's Den

PA

Philadelphia

Doc's World of Beer. Bottles, Packs and Growlers

PA

Philadelphia

Eulogy

PA

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania 6 (PE6)

PA

Scranton

Backyard Ale House

PA

Spring City

Crofts Tavern

PA

Wilkes Barre

Krugel's Georgetown Deli and Beer

RI

Bristol

Redlefsen's

RI

Warwick

Track 84

TX

El Paso

The Hoppy Monk

TX

San Antonio

Flying Saucer - San Antonio

TX

San Antonio

The Friendly Spot Ice House

VT

Burlington

Farmhouse Tap & Grill

WI

Madison 

Malt House


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